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Redwoods for Red Wine?

The California redwoods are some of the oldest and tallest trees in the world. But will they be sacrificed to produce more red wine? Two wineries in Sonoma County are petitioning to clear 2,000 acres of redwoods and Douglas firs … Continue reading

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How Does Your State Stack Up? (Infographic)

This infographic by the Mother Nature Network (MNN) shows us how each U.S. state shines or suffers in regards to the environment, nature, public health, or social justice. (Click on each infographic to view the bigger version.) Okay, I have … Continue reading

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Updates on bison slaughter

In the ongoing drama of the planned bison slaughter in Montana, there have been several new developments. Yesterday, a federal judge denied the request of animal advocates to halt the bison slaughter. “For those of us who admire the Yellowstone … Continue reading

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Less sea ice related to fewer polar bear births

In Canada’s Hudson Bay region, less sea ice is leading to fewer polar bear births, according to recent research. Polar bears rely on sea ice during the hunting season to hunt seals—their main food source. An early ice breakup reduces … Continue reading

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Plans to slaughter bison halted

Late last week, federal officials halted plans to slaughter brucellosis-exposed bison in the Yellowstone area. According to federal officials, the reason for the slaughter is to prevent the disease from being passed on to cattle. Brucellosis can cause wildlife and … Continue reading

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Is the woolly mammoth coming back to life?

Is the woolly mammoth coming back to life? Japanese scientists sure hope so. In fact, if all goes according to plan, an elephant will give birth to a mammoth in five or six years. This will be done by extracting … Continue reading

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Maguire Daisy Saved from Extinction

This week, the Maguire daisy became the 21st species to be removed from the endangered species list, after a 25-year effort to rescue it from extinction. This dime-sized wildflower is found in sandstone canyons and atop of mesas in Utah. … Continue reading

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One Man: One Million Trees

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Inside the Stomach of a Grey Whale

This story is quite disturbing. A stranded whale had passed away on the shore of West Seattle. Marine biologist and other scientists explored the cause of death for the whale. In their investigation, the scientists surprisingly discovered pollutants in the whale’s … Continue reading

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Freight ship ‘seriously damaged’ Great Barrier Reef

Bad weather and heavy seas forced a freight ship aground, damaging the Great Barrier Reef. So far they have been able to salvage the ship, but the damage is irreversible. Over a kilometer of coral was damaged by the ship. The … Continue reading

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